imput_cardThis is a site devoted to the history of Sheffield Rock & Pop music. We all know about the famous bands that come from the Steel City, but we want to devote some space to the bands that nearly made it as well.

Contributions of any kind welcomed – photos, reviews, memories, tickets, flyers, all welcomed. We know most readers will have some memorabilia tucked away in a dusty drawer 😉


Be-Bop Deluxe Sheffield gigs

Here are the known gigs that Be-Bop played in Sheffield before Bill disbanded the group and formed “Red Noise”, who also played the City Hall.

18/07/74 Sheffield Black Swan
05/03/75 Sheffield Polytechnic
05/02/76 Sheffield City Hall
23/07/76 Sheffield Black Swan
20/01/77 Sheffield City Hall
13/02/78 Sheffield City Hall

Be-Bop Deluxe secret gig

On the 22nd September 1976, Be-Bop Deluxe played a secret gig at the Black Swan, billed as “Funky Phaser and his Unearthly Merchandise” (taken from the B side of their single “Kiss Of Light”. There was a mention in the Star, (now attached to a cassette recording of the gig 😉

The set was

Life in the air age
Ships in the night
maid in heaven
Sister seagull
Blues shuffle in A
Adventure IAYL
Piece of Mine
Forbidden lovers
Terminal street
Blazing Apostles.



The Bland

A Chesterfield based punk band that made regular appearances on the mid-eighties Sheffield scene and supported many of our bands (Pulp, Dig Vis Drill etc.) on tour.

They Must Be Russians sleeves

The Process – demo

Process (photo Pete Bargh)

Here’s a tune by the Process called “Running for too long”

      Running for too long

Tickets from the Blitz Club

These tickets were for the club run at the George IV, supplied by Peter Bargh